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Man says DA won't prosecute road rage driver

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 08:00:18-05

A local man told 10News his life has turned into a nightmare after an incident involving a road rage driver in San Marcos that the San Diego County District Attorney has not yet prosecuted.

"This guy went nuclear, and he tried to kill us and drive us off the road," said Skye Turner. "He lost his cool and assaulted us with his car."

Turner told 10News he has video to prove it, and in the footage from a year ago, a black Ford Expedition speeds next to Turner's car and then seems to slam right into them.

A California Highway Patrol officer confirmed that the other driver "used the Ford as a deadly weapon ?"

Turner admitted that he did have a hand in the incident. He said it started when the Ford SUV swerved across all lanes of traffic on state Route 78 and got right in front of him.

"I swerved around him, and as I joking call it, gave him the universal 'you're an idiot' symbol," Turner told 10News.

Turner said the collision has cost him physically and financially.

"My car is completely totaled ? I've been having reoccurring back pain, hip pain; my shoulder is all torn up. I've spent over $20,000 in medical bills over the last year," Turner said.

According to Turner, the Ford's driver had a suspended license and no assets. For Turner to get his bills paid, he said, "My only recourse is the victim's restitution fund."

For that, Turner said he's been waiting on the county District Attorney's Office to file charges. The CHP officer wrote the same thing in his report.

However, a year has gone by and those charges still have not come.

10News reached out to the district attorney's office, and they issued this statement that said, in part: "Our office does not comment on its charging decisions ? except to say we can only file charges when we believe we can prove them beyond a reasonable doubt."

For now, Turner waits.

"It's a daily nightmare. Not a day goes by that I'm forced to think about the accident," he said.

While Turner admitted his part in the incident, he said he has been honest throughout the process. He feels that at this point, he just wants to be reimbursed.